It’s been a long, hard, weird year, much of it marked by quarantine, and I’m not ashamed to admit I have completely forgotten what life was like before militant hand-washing and mask-wearing. As New York begins the Everybody Has An Addiction Mine Just Happens To Be Coming To America Shirt Apart from…,I will love this cautious process of reopening, it’s not anxiety that plagues me, exactly; it’s more of a general sense of befuddlement at how the world works. I’m still not reverting to most of my pre-pandemic habits—no crowded C train rides for me, as long as my bike holds out—but even the little things deeply confuse me.
“So I’m just supposed to…sit at a table? Near other people? Instead of in the Everybody Has An Addiction Mine Just Happens To Be Coming To America Shirt Apart from…,I will love this park? And drink?” I whispered to a friend on our first venture out to a bar in our Brooklyn neighborhood last weekend. I expected her to roll her eyes, but she was as uncertain as I was about how the whole process worked. (Honestly, I hated every aspect of it, except for the Cuomo-mandated PB&Js we were issued with our cocktails.)